Monday, September 12, 2016
Auto body shops are trashing Merrick Blvd
I have heard with some of the local debates how the community has not been represented properly for decades by the Jamaica elected officials and this is a perfect example and even those running against incumbents (Vanel, Adams) HAVE NOT brought up the issue of these types of quality of life issues that are an eyesore in the community and make it look like shit, besides the fact that these issues are totally illegal. I have been in this community for almost 6 years and have seen this issue go from bad to worse, yesterday being some of the worst I have seen, since I have not been on that stretch for some time.
Ms. Katz, Jamaica is in Queens and you are always talking so highly (and untruthfully) about Jamaica, yet you nor any of the local elected officials, community board 12 and so-called activist like Adrienne Adams and some of the other so-called activist in this community (well, that is what they call themselves) have yet to put pressure on this issue or the many other blatant ones (take a look at the huge illegal garbage dumping going on right next to the C-Town market that sits off of Merrick by the Auto Zone) that go unaddressed that you certainly would not see in Katz's neighborhood of Forest Hills.
As usual this shows a complete lack of respect to a predominately black community by elected officials such as Katz, Comrie, Miller, Hyndman, community board 12, Rev. Flake and his crew, the so-called "church leaders" and these so-called activist they say they are activist.
But yet myself and Pamela Hazel have been the only ones to continually document, report, file complaints and bring up these same issues over and over again with pretty much zero results from the powers that be and those that should uphold the laws.
What I saw on Merrick Boulevard on Friday September 9th was utterly appalling and no community should have to tolerate this and all the other quality of life issues not being addressed in the Jamaica community.
There are no need for photos (which I have taken of this area for years on this issue), since ALL of YOU are completely aware of this but instead have chosen inaction. But to refresh your memory:
NONE of this would be tolerated in a predominately white area and you all know this.
Now I am sure I will not hear from any of the powers that be since Pamela Hazel and myself know that this is the standard status quo response, which is NOTHING even though the elected officials work for US and we pay your over-bloated salaries for what amounts to part-time jobs of having photos taken for street naming ceremonies or other non-essential issues in the community which gives the illusion that you care and do actually work, just not on major issues that need addressed on the local level."
joe moretti - a Jamaica resident eventually to become a non-Jamaica resident